Hui-Chen Huang's intimate portrait of her mother won the best doc prize at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

Taiwan has selected Hui-Chen Huang’s documentary Small Talk as its official entry for the foreign-language category at the 90th Academy Awards.

A Teddy Award winner for best doc at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, Small Talk is a personal exploration of Huang's relationship with her lesbian mother A-nu. The film delves into A-nu's past as a Taoist priestess, as well as detail her romantic relationships, friendships and her role as a mother that was often absent.

Small Talk was also part of the official selection at Taipei's Golden Horse Film Festival.

The Academy Awards will be held March 4, 2018.